Drama Energizer Game | The Incredible Itch

At the start of class sometimes you can be faced with a low energy bunch. This quick drama game will fill your class with energy in seconds!

COVID-19 Update!
This is a great game to keep students socially distant while burning off energy. Try marking spaces two metres apart for your children to stand on.

Instructions

  • Ask students to find a space in the room.
  • Tell them to pretend that they are itchy to a count of 10.
  • Begin at zero with just a slight tickle.
  • Increase itchiness to nine as the most itchy.
  • At ten ask the students to perform a dramatic death due to itching.

Teacher tips:

  • Repeat the exercise a second time telling the students that they didn’t look itchy enough to increase the energy even more.
  • If students are struggling to express the correct emotion in a scene, use the same technique to build the emotion. Tell the student what number within the range they need to convey.

Mark a space to keep your students socially distant (without damaging your floor)

Rebecca is the founder and chief executive officer of Silly Fish Learning Ltd. She is a children's playwright with a vast and varied career in education, primarily teaching drama and English.

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